More than 4,000 women in Tagum City, Davao del Norte undergo free tubal ligation through city’s own version of RH program

The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that in Tagum City, Davao del Norte "more than 4,000 women have already availed of free tubal ligation procedures in the city's continuing implementation of its reproductive health program in the middle of continuing Church criticism of a proposed national law on reproductive health."

The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that in Tagum City, Davao del Norte "more than 4,000 women have already availed of free tubal ligation procedures in the city's continuing implementation of its reproductive health program in the middle of continuing Church criticism of a proposed national law on reproductive health."

 

 

The report quoted public nurse Nida Parcon, who revealed that "since launching the free tubal ligation program in 2006, at least 4,390 women have availed of the service." The report added that the Tagum City government "spends at least ₱1.5 million each year for the reproductive health program."  Parcon, who is in charge of the city’s RH program, pointed out that "together with tubal ligation, vasectomy operations are also being provided to men who did not want to impregnate their wives anymore."

 

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